Risk level: Moderate/High
Andrew Wiggins has long been in trade rumors and that will continue to be true if the Golden State Warriors collapse in the playoffs.
Wiggins has more than proven his worth in his first All-Star season, averaging 17.3 points on some of the most efficient shooting splits of his career while providing elite perimeter defense to top it off.
However, he’s also replaceable with Jonathan Kuminga aspiring to one day fill Wiggins’ role as starting small forward. If Wiggins can be traded for a star player at a different position, the Warriors might jump on the opportunity.
The only thing standing in the way of trading Wiggins is his price tag. It would take a massive deal to flip a $30 million dollar contract but if there was ever a time for someone to do it, it’s now.
Wiggins has one more year on his deal, meaning any team that trades for him can take a momentary hit in cap space before freeing up a slot in the summer of 2023.
On the flip side, Golden State can do the same and even look to negotiate a more reasonable contract to keep Wiggins, who will be 28 years old at that time, to stay in the Bay area long-term.